PHC4 launched a new website in a user-friendly way, designed and dedicated for users to have easy access to health care information and health care data. The new consumer-driven platform was released on July 31, 2023 with the goal of reaching a wider consumer base. In addition to the new look, additional content and more features were added. Visit PHC4’s new website at phc4.org.
Contact PHC4’s Special Requests staff to purchase data for your health care projects. Our analysts will work with you to meet your comprehensive health care data needs. Visit the Purchase Customized Data section of PHC4’s website for more information about our data and services, or contact JoAnne Nelson, Manager of Special Requests at [email protected].
Most Recent Data Released:
Administrative & Revenue Data: First quarter 2023 inpatient and ambulatory/outpatient administrative and revenue data is available for purchase. Second quarter 2023 data is scheduled to be released January 2024.
Financial Data: Fiscal year 2021 hospital and ambulatory surgery center financial data is available for purchase. Fiscal year 2022 hospital and ambulatory financial data is scheduled to be released January 2024.
Contact JoAnne Nelson,
Manager of Special Requests at [email protected].
LATEST PHC4 REPORTS
Common Procedures Report
The Common Procedures Report provides information about the performance and utilization of Pennsylvania hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) for three common orthopedic procedures. Hospital ratings for outcomes such as complications and extended postoperative length of stay, along with average hospital charges and Medicare payments for inpatient hospitalizations are reported. The total number of cases for hospitals and ASCs are included and statewide trends and statistics are examined as well.
Severe Maternal Morbidity in Pennsylvania
PHC4’s recent research brief, Severe Maternal Morbidity in Pennsylvania, examines unexpected outcomes of labor and delivery that result in significant short- or long-term consequences to women’s health. This brief includes females ages 12-55 years who were hospitalized for a delivery stay in a Pennsylvania general acute care hospital during calendar years 2016 through 2022. Over the study period, the rate of severe maternal morbidity increased 40%. The brief also examines sociodemographic differences among patients with severe maternal morbidities.
Financial Analysis 2022 – Volume 2 Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Statewide data and facility-specific information about the financial health of Pennsylvania’s ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) during fiscal year 2022 (FY22) are reported in PHC4’s Financial Analysis 2022 – Volume 2 report. Pennsylvania’s ASCs experienced a 7.6% increase in net outpatient revenue from $1.53 billion in FY21 to $1.65 billion in FY22. The number of outpatient visits increased from 1.13 million in FY21 to 1.15 million in FY22.
County-Level Condition Specific and County-Level Utilization Healthcare Reports
Information on specific health conditions and the utilization of health care services within each county are provided in public reports on PHC4’s website. Whether you are a health care professional, policymaker, researcher, or a concerned citizen, these reports supply essential data to support evidence-based decision-making and analysis within our local healthcare systems. We invite you to explore these reports to better understand key health care statistics in your area and contribute to the improvement of our state’s health care infrastructure.
Data from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) was used by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) to study the impact of non-fatal firearm related injuries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The PCCD expressed that PHC4’s extensive data assisted their research team in gathering vital information on firearm-related injuries in the Commonwealth. The dataset met crucial needs for their study by offering insights into patient characteristics, health care provider, injury specifics, treatments, duration of treatment, and associated charges. PCCD believes their research offers new insights into nonfatal firearm injuries and highlights the need for hospital-based strategies that merge medical care, counseling, and community engagement. It emphasized the value of community-oriented prevention and intervention efforts, such as the PCCD’s Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Grants Program, which focuses on the core causes of gun violence before a shooting occurs.
Did you know…
- PHC4 is now accepting online payments for special data requests.
- An application fee is no longer required when purchasing data.
- We added special pricing for members of the press, access our pricing structure HERE.
Visit our new website to learn more, phc4.org. We welcome additional questions about data sales at [email protected].
New User Experience at PHC4
Our new communications process provides password protection when accessing embargoed releases. The password and link to these releases are within the communication users receive. Questions, reach us anytime HERE.